Boulder-based photographer James Beissel sent us a fun gallery of images from the 15th annual Ouray Ice Festival. Earlier this week, we published Beissel’s gallery of photos from Will Gadd’s 24-hour ice climbing ultra-marathon.
During his Endless Ascent fund-raiser for the Ridgway-based dZi Foundation, Will Gadd completed a 40-meter, near-vertical ice climb at the Ouray Ice Park 194 times in 24 hours, starting at noon on Saturday. That adds up to more than 25,000 feet of ice climbing. Whoa!
Boulder-based photographer James Beissel was there for the duration, and he captured a terrific gallery of images, which we are fortunate to publish below. “What an amazing thing to witness!” Beissel said. “Will can sure suffer with a smile.”